The other day one of my LA friends was aghast because she met a mature woman who had never to been to Paris. Mon dieu! C’est impossible. Paris is practically a home away from home for many Angelenos, some who actually own pied-à-terre in the magical city of lights, and others, like my ami who jet there several times a year from LAX.
So my LA readers (and any one else looking), next time you’re headed to gay Paree, you might want to chek out the newly opened Spa My Blend by Clarins at the Raffles Le Royal Monceau. Created exclusively for the hotel by omnipotent designer Philippe Starck, the spa resembles an ethereal white paradise of luxurious simplicity and timeless elegance. There’s an eye catching pool in the center of the spa that’s the largest in any Parisian hotel.
A revolutionary new approach, My Blend by Clarins by Dr Olivier Courtin, utilizes fully customisable skin care products designed for the individual needs of every skin type at every age. The bespoke facial treatments, exclusively available at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, begin with an in-depth skin analysis to determine the biological age of the skin, followed by expert application of the personalized treatments by ‘My Beauty Coach,’ polished off with a Clarins make-up session. Each guest also receives a two week supply of their personalized skin care products ‘My Blend Day and Night’ Essentials with Emergency Boosters.
Of course you can stock up on essential Clarins products while you’re there, but be sure to place them in your checked luggage to avoid confiscation at TSA. But you’ll also want to surrender your senses to French-style body treatments, massages and facials.
My Day Spa discovery pass – the ultimate in tailored treatments and fitness programs: My Blend Facial, Clarins Body treatment or massage, and Fitness session with a personal trainer.
The staff includes 12 skifful ‘My Beauty Coaches’, ‘My Pool Coach’ providing swimming lessons and aqua fitness, 12 ‘My Body Coaches’ for personal training and ‘My Spa Concierge’ managing the appointments of hotel guests and spa members. There are seven treatment booths, including one VIP double cabin, where ladies are pampered in rooms of pure white with feminine hints of translucent pink and gentlemen are welcomed into their treatment zones via a large stainless steel hall. Both Ladies & Gentlemen’s areas feature a sauna, Turkish bath, laconium, shower experience and ice fountain.
Open to hotel residents, club members as well as outside guests, the My Blend Facial costs $415.68 US. For reservations contact: +33 (0) 1 42 99 88 99 – www.raffles.com/paris,
About Raffles Hotels & Resorts:
Raffles Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, luxury international hotel company with a history dating back to 1887 with the opening of Raffles Hotel, Singapore. The portfolio currently comprises nine luxurious properties, from secluded resorts to chic hotels in key locations around the world: in Singapore, Cambodia, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and Paris, each one is an oasis of calm and charm.
The company is embarking on a new phase of expansion, with openings in the Maldives, Indonesia, the Philippines, China and Turkey scheduled over the next two years. With a compelling mix of cultures and styles, every hotel in the Raffles family has its own individual personality, with its own story to tell and its own sense of place. However, each one is proud to draw on the timeless essence of Raffles – to deliver thoughtful, personal and discreet service to well-travelled guests.